Vic Darchinyan will get a shot at revenge against Nonito Donaire six years after Donaire’s left hook knocked him out in the fifth round.
Wednesday’s press conference featuring Mikey Garcia and rival Rocky Martinez, plus Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan, was streamed live on Top Rank’s website.
Brandon Rios’ wife gave birth to their third child on Monday. The former lightweight titleholder has five children, all of whom are named after professional boxers.
Former RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire and RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will return to the ring on Nov. 9 as part of a tripleheader on HBO.
HBO’s Jim Lampley says there might be an interesting matchup to be made between RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and the winner of Saturday night’s bout between IBF beltholder Jhonathan Romero and Kiko Martinez.
The Showtime doubleheader topped by the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola heavyweight fight will take place on Sept. 7 rather than Sept. 6, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Tuesday.
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse wants Argentine countryman Marcos Maidana to hand Adrien Broner his first loss. Matthysse added that he might one day face Maidana, an amateur rival, if and when he moves to the 147-pound division.
Immediately after his six-day odyssey to Canastota, N.Y., then Montreal, and back to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the Travelin’ Man journeyed Dallas to work the CompuBox keys for HBO’s Mikey Garcia-JuanMa Lopez and Terence Crawford-Alejandro Sanabria doubleheader.
After discussion and debate with members of THE RING Ratings Panel, the Editorial Board and Ratings Chairman Chuck Giampa have decided to allow Mikey Garcia to keep his RING featherweight title after failing to make weight for his recent fight with Juan Manuel Lopez.